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Category: Review

MOVIE REVIEW: Lisyun Qng Geografia (2014)

“But for now, let’s wait for the rain to stop.” – Claren Torres It is but fitting for young director Petersen Vargas to start his debut film with a quote from an important person in his life–something that encapsulates the overall mood of what is to follow, and to its extent, works as a tribute ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Everyday I Love You (2015)

Everyday I Love You serves as the second time Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil are paired in a movie. ABS-CBN and Star Cinema very well know how to strike whilst the iron is hot but this one is just too soon given that its release is just a few months after two projects: their successful TV ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Black Mass (2015)

Black Mass is triumphant in presenting yet another Johnny Depp persona–this time sans the misfires that could just continue to stereotype him for being unaware of what is beyond the fluorishes and costumes and funny accents. It has been a while since he is last seen play an actual human being. And so comes the opportunity ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Crimson Peak (2015)

CRIMSON PEAK (2015, US) Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain,  Charlie Hunnam, and Jim Beaver Directed by Guillermo del Toro Written by Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak is a watchable gothic fantasy romance teeming with marvelous production design and a strikingly self-aware tale that laughs at its own tropes while making sure ...

MOVIE REVIEW: The PreNup (2015)

THE PRENUP by Jun Robles Lana Starring Jennylyn Mercado and Sam Milby Reviewed at the red carpet premiere at SM Megamall The PreNup follows an expected love story that blossoms when Jennylyn Mercado’s Wendy and Sam Milby’s Sean meet on an airplane en route to New York (by the way, this is not That Thing Called ...

MOVIE REVIEW: Felix Manalo (2015)

Without a doubt, Felix Manalo is a gigantic movie. It boasts of a grand production design that merits commendation–from its nostalgic color and look to its glamorous costumes to affecting musical scoring to set decorations to the very idea that it has come into fruition. Not to mention, it is able to cast a great number ...

MOVIE REVIEW: The Walk: An IMAX 3D Experience (2015)

THE WALK by Robert Zemeckis Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine Reviewed at the advance screening at the IMAX Theater of SM Megamall In 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit strung a tightrope rigged between the twin towers of what used to be the tallest skyscraper, the World Trade Center, for a morning ...

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